Training for your Workplace
Recognising and preventing domestic violence: Workplace response, legislative compliance and best practice.
How prepared is your workplace to manage domestic and family violence (DFV)?
- What would you do if one of your staff called in sick because she has visible injuries due to DFV?
- What if you knew that the perpetrator of the violence sent 67 abusive text messages and emails to one of your staff members in a single working day?
- Would you know how to respond if your staff member said that she feared the perpetrator of the violence would turn up to work, she was scared and an attack or confrontation may occur?
- How would you respond if one of your staff reported that another worker disclosed that she is experiencing DFV but has asked that you not be told?
- An employee tells you that he has to attend court because he has been accused of being violent towards his wife and kids. He asks for domestic and family violence leave. What do you do?
Workplaces may already have policies and strategies in place for many different issues and situations that may include safety, harassment, and violence.
Domestic and Family Violence should be treated with the same importance as other issues that impact on the safety and wellbeing of staff, their work performance and the reputation of the workplace.
Responding to domestic violence at work takes a coordinated approach across all levels of your organisation including management, human resources and employees.
An effective workplace response to DFV is a specialised area. Training is the most effective way to assist your organisation to be compliant with legislation and known for best practice.
With training your organisation will have the practical knowledge to address workplace issues concerning those experiencing and those using DFV; This helps to increase the safety of those at risk of harm and build a best practice reputation for your organisation on this high profile national issue.
Training in your workplace
Managers, supervisors human resources personnel and people performing support roles such as contact officers and union delegates take part in our comprehensive workplace training: which will better equip organisations to manage and respond to situations of DFV.
- an understanding of what domestic and family violence is, how to recognise the signs in victims of DFV and make appropriate referrals to specialist services
- responding to disclosure, identifying risks and supporting victims to maintain their employment while addressing the violence
- why domestic and family violence is a workplace issue, how workplaces need to respond to meet legal obligations, including appropriate policy and safety planning
- How to manage confidentiality, privacy and organisational record keeping
Dates and locations:
Contact us: We work with you to make a time that works for you, at your workplace.
- Please allocate a minimum of 3 hours for a comprehensive training session.
- Lunch time introductory awareness raising sessions may also be available in your area, these run for one hour.
How many participants can we enrol?
- Up to 20 participants can take part in each session.
- Larger organisations who want to train more than 20 participants book multiple training sessions which we schedule to work with your workplace needs, eg. Shift work.
Bookings and Enquiries
Select your state below to contact the right centre to arrange training for your workplace or attend an open training session.
These sessions are open to any member of the public from a diverse range of workplaces. Register here
A tailored session for your workplace
If you would like to organize a training session that is tailored to your workplace please fill in the enquiry form.
Referrals to specialist Domestic and Family Violence Services
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